How To Create A Spa Sanctuary At Home
Desperate for a spa getaway? Aching to inject a little mindfulness into your life? Then read on for our DIY treatments and spa secrets, so you can reach max relaxation mode at home. Before we start, prep with relaxing music and scented candles or diffusers to help create a serene atmosphere. By the end of your spa day, you’ll be feeling pampered and ready to dive into bed for a good night’s sleep.
Our Top DIY Spa Day Hacks
DIY Skincare Products
Need help soothing tired eyes? Just cut cotton pads in half, dampen with water and refrigerate. When you’re ready, drop your favorite serum onto the pads and place under your eyes. Our personal fave is our Vitamin C oil, which helps brighten the under eye area. Make your own DIY face scrub using face wash and everyday table salt for an easy 2-in-1 facial. Love to soak in the bath with a face mask? Grab some ground oats, honey and an egg yolk and combine together. This beautiful mask has exfoliating and brightening qualities that’ll leave you glowing.
Make Your Own Skincare
How to Use Your New Skincare
Start your facial by using a face wash to remove any makeup and buildup on your skin. Then use our DIY scrub to gently remove dead skin cells and bring vitamins and minerals to the surface. Rinse and pat dry. Apply your face mask. Add your DIY eye patches and let them sit for 10 minutes, then just use a warm, damp towel to remove. Once your face is dry, apply your favorite serum and use a facial roller to move the product into your skin, massaging in upwards motions from the neck up: this will help aid absorption and the drainage of any puffiness. Finish by massaging your go-to moisturizer into your face, neck and décolletage. Look at that, you’re glowing!
Dreamy Bath Routine
Get those candles lit and start prepping your dream bubble bath. While the water's running, sprinkle in bath salts and add a few drops of oil for moisturized skin post-bath. Pour in some scented bath foam (or drop in a bath bomb if you’re feeling fancy). Get your loofah ready, and bring in your towel and PJs so you can cuddle up in cozy clothes right after you’ve soaked. Then just slip into the tub, grab a book or listen to a podcast, and treat yourself to some fruit infused water or a cup of herbal tea.
How To Rehydrate Your Hands
With all the extra hand washing we're doing these days, our hands are often super dry. So to help you rejuvenate dehydrated skin, try our simple treatment for soft palms. Start by softening your hands in lukewarm soapy water. Then using a mixture of table salt and olive oil, you'll have your own scrub to help eliminate dead skin. Rinse off and pat dry before naturally pushing back your cuticles and removing hangnails with cuticle scissors. Choose a cream or balm to moisturize your hands. Remember to apply a few drops of oil to your cuticles to hydrate them, too! Top hack: Wear cotton gloves overnight to intensify the hydration process. No gloves? No worries: cotton socks will do the trick too!
Dehydrated Hands Treatment
DIY Infused Water
Keep your whole body hydrated, too: create a refreshing spa beverage with cucumbers, berries, fresh mint and citrus fruit. Slice them up and drop them in a large pitcher or bottle filled with water. Infuse your H20 overnight or for a few hours before you plan to drink it. Use any extra slices of fruit as snacks throughout your spa day, or place the cucumbers under your eyes to help reduce puffiness.